Hollyhock in Black

 
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black Hollyhock beside the fence out front. Had not expected these to bloom as planted it kindof late, so was really happy to suddenly notice these flowers a few days ago.

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Guest - Nov 23, 2005 01:06 PM EDT
thanks for the generous praise, Kerry, it's very encouraging and appreciated. Have always wanted to visit Australia and New Zealand, unfortunately, developed a fear of flying many years ago, altho flew/travelled a fair bit in my younger days : ) - helicopters and small float planes while in northern BC, and regular airlines back and forth to England
Guest - Nov 19, 2005 10:50 PM EDT
What an amazing colour, and u have captured it beautifully. I love going through your gallery, u r very talented Alandra! Ty for sharing. You should fly to Austrlia and take photos of our unusual native plants/flowers!
Guest - Oct 29, 2005 05:34 PM EDT
thanks for taking time to look and comment, Susan, always appreciated. it is quite unusual, they are still blooming out front, not many left tho
Guest - Oct 23, 2005 03:23 PM EDT
Very pretty and striking colour.
Guest - Oct 19, 2005 02:39 PM EDT
a friend in PA was telling me that a neighbour of hers had some of these but "double" variety. Now I want to hunt for those for next summer : ) - earlier in the season too, hopefully, as I love the double type of all flowers. Sadly tho', new people moved in to my friend's neighbours home, and rototilled the entire flower garden, blasting everything to bits. needless to say, she wishes she'd rescued some of those wonderful double hollyhocks.
Guest - Oct 19, 2005 12:18 PM EDT
thankyou Alex D and Lulu for the praise. Glad you like the background/framing. Know what you mean, Lulu, re the flowers getting beaten up by the rain, as I went back out yesterday to take some more pics of these, and most of them where "shot", only the newly opening buds were in good shape. Most of the larger leaves were full of insect holes and some had rust, which hollyhocks are susceptible to, I guess. That's what's so nice about capturing the flowers in photos, as they last "forever" then, right.
Guest - Oct 19, 2005 12:11 PM EDT
thanks very much Jessica
Guest - Oct 19, 2005 12:58 AM EDT
Alandra, this is beautiful. The framing looks really good too. I have never seen a black hollyhock either. I nearly took a photo of a black tulip in my mothers garden the other day but it was a bit weather-beaten. Would have been a nice photo if I got it at its prime.
Guest - Oct 18, 2005 11:54 PM EDT
REally nice. I like the background as well. Very creative.
Guest - Oct 18, 2005 05:02 PM EDT
Wow! Never saw a black hollyhock! You captured it beautifully! Jessica
Guest - Oct 18, 2005 03:24 PM EDT
thanks Carol and Alex, thought you'd be interested in the unusual colour : )
Guest - Oct 18, 2005 02:19 PM EDT
WOW!! what a great shot,that flower is beautiful.
Guest - Oct 18, 2005 02:02 PM EDT
What a amazing color, very nice!!! Carol

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